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Shortcut to shutdown or restart Windows 10 in less than three keystrokes

On Windows XP we had Win , U + U On Windows 7 we had Win , Right cursor + Enter I never had Windows 8, so I am not sure what the shortcut is/was. There is Alt+F4 and then Enter, but this only ...
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Recurring Application Error after disabling Windows Error Reporting service

I am running Windows 8.1 - 64 bit version. I followed the instructions listed here http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/disable-error-reporting-windows to disable Windows Error Reporting Service through ...
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Google Chrome doesn't trust mitmproxy's certficates

I'm running mitmdump (from mitmproxy) on my Macbook Pro, and I'm connecting to the proxy through my Windows desktop PC. However, Chrome (running on the PC) refuses to connect to so many sites because ...
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NO USB devices show in windows 8.1 device manager

Whatever I plug into my USB ports will get power and will charge but will not connect to the computer. I have restarted the computer several times, I re-installed the chipset drivers and still even a ...
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How can I find the IP address of a mapped Network drive in Windows 10?

How can I find the IP address of a mapped Network drive in Windows 10?
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How to open multiple local HTML files in Google Chrome at once?

Using Google Chrome Dev Channel on Windows, I have multiple local HTML files in one folder: And I want to open them all at once in one Google Chrome window as separate tabs: What I tried and did ...
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Computer just shows “welcome” when turning on [on hold]

My computer is old, manufactured in 2002. My CPU is Samsung, Indonesian brand. When I turn on the computer, an Indonesian language appears. I can't understand it. Then when I press F1, I'm stuck ...
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What is SRUJet?

I see in Event log many error entries : svchost (1500) SRUJet: An attempt to open the file "C:\Windows\system32\SRU\SRUDB.dat" for read / write access failed with system error 5 ...
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Different Volumes for Headphone and internal speakers

I have hp envy laptop with beats audio. It has got 4 speakers, 2 on the front and 2 on the button of the laptop. Without IDT audio driver, front speaks don't work. But with IDT audio driver windows ...
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Shortcut for Direction Keys — To keep hands on QWERTY end of the keyboard

I use a lot of Excel and finally got myself used to the ThinkPad pointer whereby I no longer need to take my hands off the keyboard for scrolling. But now I need to take my right hand off the ...
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Can I delete MSOCache?

I need more space on my SSD drive and I found that MSOCache is occupying 1.3 GB. I have Microsoft Office 2010 installed. Can I safely delete MSOCache?
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“Network error: Software caused connection abort” with Windows OpenSSH server

I followed this tutorial on installing an SFTP/SSH server on Windows, but I am having problems trying to connect to it. When using either PuTTY or WinSCP, I get the error "Network error: Software ...
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How can I read the Windows Product Key from a partially rubbed-off sticker?

I know all about Magic Jellybean Keyfinder and other solutions to find the key from within Windows. These are not what I'm after because the key they found is the OEM key, and I am trying to reinstall ...
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Windows 10 is ignoring my pagefile settings

Is there a way to make Windows follow my pagefile settings? I really don't want the pagefile on D; I'd rather have it disabled if there's no way to force it to be on C instead.
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How to change Windows machine IP without being an admin?

In the spirit of this question, I have a windows machine that is a member of an Active Directory network, but the network is unreachable due to mistake in the network configuration that is not yet ...
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Google Chrome will not launch (Windows 10)

I have a HP ENVY running Windows 10. For some reason, the PC is unable to launch Google Chrome. When I launch the Task Manager, I see multiple Google Chrome processes running, however there is no ...
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I cant access windows 10 advanced startup

I merged two partitions (one was the windows one), ive done this several times before using Easeus with no issues. This time though windows boots up but stays on the loading screen, showing windows ...
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Where is the executable file of Windows Store application?

Where is the executable file of Windows Store application? Is there any EXE file, associated with Windows Store?
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Windows 10 combine home/share/view menu

Its quick simple, in Windows 10 you have folder views like home/share/view/play/etc I have big enough monitors that I can combine these and have them displayed at once. It drives me insane having to ...
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Windows 10 sound and video stuttering

After upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 I started to observe random sound stuttering while playing any audio (YouTube, music player, etc.) and even video stuttering while I play games. The ...
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How can I make Windows 10 search my settings/control panel items?

Last night I fiddled around with some settings, and now Windows 10 refuses to search my settings. If I search "Settings" it returns a result, if I search Notepad and Chrome - it works fine. But if I ...
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Windows 8.1 installation - partitions

I downloaded and burnt windows 8.1 from MSDN, but during installation I noticed that when I formatted and deleted particular partitions they won't merge into one as in windows 7 installation (as far ...
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All .rar .jpg .png files in windows 7 are changed to an icon with a folder and little thumbnails

All .rar .jpg .png files are changed to an icon with a folder and little thumbnails and I can't get them back to the normal icon please help I am running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit . i can still ...
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Run several processes in cmd window with ConEmu

I'm using ConEmu with Windows 8.1. I need to write a BAT-file, which will run ConEmu and open several cmd-shell tabs, running a process in each of it. Right now my file looks like this: start ...
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Changing DNS server globally in Windows

It is possible to change DNS server for a particular network adapter in Windows. But is it possible make global settings like Linux so I don't have to change it for every network adapter?
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Cannot launch app minimized with /minimized

For whatever reason, AMD Gaming Evolved (Raptr) is dying randomly (ticket has been submitted). I made a task schedule that automatically launches Raptr every hour with this action: "C:\Program Files ...
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dns domains, active directory domains and domain controller

I know these are big topics but i am just several questions i wish to clarify. q1) are dns internet domains and active directory domains referring to the same thing or are related ? Reason for ...
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Error when installing Office 2010: “setup cannot find the required setup controller file”

I uninstalled Office 2007 from my old laptop through the control panel. When I tried to install Office 2010, it gives an error "setup cannot find the required setup controller file".
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Windows does not generate report.html for the performance reports

While I was writing up an answer for another question I was running the windows System Diagnostics and System Performance perfmon reports. The data collector sets run fine, however when I go to view ...
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Disable click-through on windows

Is there a way to disable click-through in Windows 10? Click-through being when you click on a button in an inactive window, it makes the window active and also triggers the button. I'd rather it just ...
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Virtualbox - create a raw vmdk disk by UUID, not \\.\PhysicalDriveX

What I would like to achieve is to create a vmdk disk from physical drive which continue to work if the disk order is changed (e.g. disk is connected to another SATA port). Probably, the correct ...
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how to make temp extraction directory for Winrar stick to same drive that .rar is residing in?

i'm using the latest version of winrar (regged version). problem is, the settings only allow me to set the temp path to a certain drive (e.g. C:). i want it to be dynamic (i.e. if the .rar resides in ...
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When a window is maximized the top right and top left sides are cut off

I noticed a few weeks ago on my backup PC that if I maximize a window the caption buttons (close, minimize, maximize) and the top left side of the window seems to expand past my monitor (cutting it ...
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Files suddenly disappeared from hard disk

My Windows 8.1 suddenly crashed and when I tried restarting it, I got the error that there was something wrong. Windows offered me to fix start up problems which I did and afterwards I was able to ...
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Override speed limit per PC of a public wifi in Windows

I have a public wifi in my hostel but it never provide download speed more 1mbps. I am sure it has a speed limit of 1mbps per P.C because it always give download speed of 1mbps. If I connect two or ...
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What is the $WINDOWS.~BT folder?

There is a folder named $WINDOWS.~BT on the root of my C:\ drive. It is a hidden folder and is 75 MB in size. What is its purpose? Is it safe to delete it?
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Computer freeze on battery startup (crash) only

MSI Computer, GS 70. Replaced battery, and on startup boot, computer crashes on start with battery only. Boots fine when going to plug in. After start, computer will run fine on battery. No ...
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Windows Explorer - Diff two files from the context menu?

Is there any way to diff two selected files from the context menu in Windows Explorer?
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How to add “Play with VLC” to folder context menu

I love the feature of Windows Media Player where you can right click a music folder and select Play With Windows Media Player because I organize all my music in individual folders (and subfolders for ...
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“Bad owner or permissions” error using Cygwin's ssh.exe

I'm trying to use ssh.exe in Cygwin (in Windows 7). I copied a config file into c:\cygwin\home\[USERNAME]\.ssh. When I run ssh (for example, ssh -vT git@bitbucket.org) I get the following error: ...
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/etc/fstab equivalent in Windows

There's a file called /etc/fstab in Linux OS. It is a configuration file that contains information of all the partitions and storage devices in the computer. Basically it contains the mount ...
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How to prevent users from deleting one folder, while still giving them modify permissions to other files and folders?

I am trying to prevent users from accidentally deleting a certain folder in a parent folder, while still giving them modify permission on all other files and folders in the parent folder. But they ...
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View Resources from an executable or library

How can I view resources from a win32 executable, or a Dynamic link library. all of the resource viewers I have tried display the buttons and other dialogs as windows classic style, athough the ...
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How to set chkdsk to run everytime pc boots? Windows xp [duplicate]

How can I set chkdsk to run everytime pc boots? This articles answers this question, but I can't get it to work. enter link description here -- "Basically if you just want to run chkdsk /f or maybe ...
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What is the “low memory warning” threshold with 16GB x64 windows?

EDIT4 We now have an answer. Thank you for everyone participating in the test and of course those downvoting the question. With 8GB or 6GB windows 8.1 x64 machine you get a low memory warning if your ...
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How to run program from another folder in command prompt

I'm in E:\blah\blah but I need to run an .exe from E:\folder name\prgm.exe However, I am trying to call this without having to do cd .. I read that just typing E:\folder name\prgm.exe should work. ...
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Intel HD Graphics 4000 driver error code 43 on Windows 10

The Intel HD Graphics 4000 driver on my HP Pavilion g6-2197sa laptop was broken, reducing its functionality, when I upgraded to Windows 10, reporting the following error: Windows has stopped this ...
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How do I stop Windows Operating System from using up my bandwidth quota?

I'm in NZ, which means my internet is capped at 5GB, which is not funny. I notice on my Windows 7 that even after disabling automatic update (don't worry, I flick it back on during my off peak hours) ...
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Wifi device is not showing up in device manager after installing windows 8

Hi I have an Asus x55A laptop. My wifi was working fine till I installed new windows and now I am unable to see the device for wifi. I have installed other drivers like HD graphics etc. But ther's no ...
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Can't share over wifi, only have share over ethernet option

I've been trying to set up a hotspot from my laptop to share my internet connection over WiFi. However, every time I go to do it I only have the option to share over internet with connectify, but ...